The United States go in heavily favoured to win the 14th Presidents Cup as the famed teams event between the US and the Internationals takes place at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
There is no spoil the price here but the American team will not be losing. They have lost just once in the prior 13 meetings and never on home soil. The defections to LiV have hurt the Internationals more than the USA. Quail Hollow will suit the big hitting and low scoring Americans more than the Internationals too. Multi-filler on a big weekend of sport.
The talent disparity between the two teams cannot be understated. It is immense with the USA having five players in the Top 10 against zero from the Internationals while it is 11 Top 20 players against two from the Internationals. The key to success is at Quail Hollow is length of the tee and an ability to score and the USA have six players in the Birdie or Better ranking before the first International name appears.
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The USA is littered with talent but nobody has the resume or the form at Quail Hollow that Justin Thomas has. Thomas won his first major, the 2017 PGA Championship, on this very course and his form in 2022 has been exceptional, winning his second major. He has a great Presidents Cup record and his likely teaming with Jordan Spieth should reap plenty of rewards.
Sungjae Im is an absolute warrior and also happens to be the International Team’s best player. He played all five sessions in 2019 and built a sensational record at Royal Melbourne. Fitness won’t be an issue. He will be the key pillar of the International attack.